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This website provide career opportunities in substance abuse counselors.

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The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) supports school counselors' efforts to help students focus on academic, career and social/emotional development so they achieve success in school and are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society.

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The American School Counselor Association provides this site for Information on the four quadrants of the model for school counseling - foundation, delivery, management, accountability.  The site also has an executive summary of the model in both English and Spanish.

Access: ASCA National Model 

Best is a resource for students seeking to determine college options.  The students and their families can check on online associate degrees, bachelors degrees, colleges by state, and also access answers for why?  financing? and resources for success.

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The schools listed at the top of the list were taken into consideration for affordable tuition, amount of financial aid awarded to students, student-faculty ratio and academic services.

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These platforms provide students and families ways to check for scholarships available.

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In this guide, readers will get a glimpse of what the counseling profession entails, including the different types of counseling jobs, the salaries that professionals earn, and the projected job growth for the field.

Access: Career Paths in Counseling

EdTrust provides this 2-page brochure to start the conversation!

Access: Challenging the Myths - Rethinking the Role of School Counselors

College Affordability Guides are available for the following:

The Iowa Department of Education provides information on the Iowa School Counseling Framework, preparation for a site visit, and resources.

Access: Counseling and Guidance – Iowa Department of Education 


Counseling Degrees Online is a resource 100% dedicated to counseling education at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Access: Counseling Degrees Online

The field of cyber security has never been hotter. To help your students find their dream job, this site offers  a comprehensive directory of colleges and universities offering cyber security degrees, as well as a wealth of information on career paths within the cyber security field, security clearances, the range of professional security certifications available, free online courses in security topics and more.  You may sort by state, interest, and format (bricks and mortar vs online).

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The purpose of this site is to provide school counselors with the resources and support they need to run effective school counseling programs

Access: Elementary School Counseling 

Check out the requirements for the state in which you want to be a counselor.

Access:  Guide to Becoming a Licensed Counselor



This website provides information on online colleges and universities, addressing affordability, access, and quality.

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This guide details the steps to becoming a professional school counselor, including an overview of academic programs and the skills needed to be successful in this career.

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The mission of the ISCA to advance the academic, career and emotional/social development of all students through excellence in professional school counseling.

Access: Iowa School  Counselor Association is the most comprehensive psychology degree guide on the web. With over 3,100 different psychology degrees and 1,700 different universities in their database that have a psychology degree program offering, they are the top resource for finding an accredited psychology degree.


ASCA's ethical and professional standards clearly outline the imperative that school counselors address racism and barriers to student success. The ASCA National Model also requires school counselors to be leaders, advocates, agents of systemic change, and collaborators. We cannot be all of these things without addressing our biases and the institutional structure and policies that create barriers for our students.  This site includes links to resources meant to support your work in school counseling programming and personal/professional development.

Access:  Racism and Social Justices - Resources from ISCA

This website provides administrative rules for counselors as well as other resources.

Access:  School Counseling - Iowa Department of Education

This site provides certification and career information.  Click here to find out more about the school counseling field in Iowa and other states across the nation.



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This page was last updated: 5/17/23